Corona, California
City of Corona
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Top: view of Corona; bottom: Corona Historic Civic Center Theater
Official seal of Corona, California
Nicknames: 
Crown Town, The Circle City, Crown Colony, Queen Colony, Indianapolis of the West[1][2]
Motto(s): 
"To Cherish Our Past, To Plan Our Future"
Location of Corona in Riverside County, California
Location of Corona in Riverside County, California
Corona is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Corona
Corona
Location within Greater Los Angeles
Corona is located in California
Corona
Corona
Location within California
Corona is located in the United States
Corona
Corona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°52′N 117°34′W / 33.867°N 117.567°W / 33.867; -117.567Coordinates: 33°52′N 117°34′W / 33.867°N 117.567°W / 33.867; -117.567
Country United States
State California
County Riverside
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager[3]
 • MayorWes Speake [3]
 • Vice MayorTony Daddario
 • City CouncilJacque Casillas
Tom Richins
Jim Steiner
 • City TreasurerChad Willardson
Area
 • City39.96 sq mi (103.50 km2)
 • Land39.94 sq mi (103.45 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.27%
Elevation679 ft (207 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City157,136
 • Rank3rd in Riverside County
35th in California
165th in the United States
 • Density3,934.20/sq mi (1,519.02/km2)
 • Metro
4,224,851
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
92877–92883
Area code951
FIPS code06-16350
GNIS feature IDs1652691, 2410232
WebsiteCity Government
Tourism site

Corona (Spanish for "Crown") is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. At the 2020 census, the city had a population of 157,136, up from 152,374 at the 2010 census. The cities of Norco and Riverside lie to the north and northeast, Chino Hills and Yorba Linda to the northwest, Anaheim to the west, Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana Mountains to the southwest, and unincorporated Riverside County along the rest of the city's borders. Corona is approximately 48 miles (77 kilometers) southeast of Downtown Los Angeles and 95 miles (153 km) north-northwest of San Diego.

Corona, located along the western edge of Southern California's Inland Empire region, is known as the "Circle City" due to Grand Boulevard's 3 mi (4.8 km) circular layout. It is one of the most residential cities in the Inland Empire, but also has a large industrial portion on the northern half, being the headquarters of companies such as Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Monster Beverage Corporation, and supercar manufacturer Saleen.

History

Don Bernardo Yorba, a wealthy Californio ranchero, was granted Rancho La Sierra, which included all of modern-day Corona.
Don Bernardo Yorba, a wealthy Californio ranchero, was granted Rancho La Sierra, which included all of modern-day Corona.
Temescal Butterfield stage station Corona in 1860

Etymology

See also: List of Riverside County, California, placename etymologies § Corona

Corona is Spanish for crown or wreath. Originally called South Riverside, citizens wanted to distinguish their city from the larger city of Riverside to the north. When it came time to incorporate the city a number of different names were considered, but the name Corona was chosen to play upon a unique feature of the city, the one-mile diameter drive that circled the center of the town.[7][8]

Early years

Corona was founded at the height of the Southern California citrus boom in 1886, and is situated at the upper end of the Santa Ana River Canyon, a significant pass through the Santa Ana Mountains. The town of Corona was once the "Lemon Capital of the World". A museum there presents the lemon's former role in the local economy. The city derived its name (and its nickname, "The Circle City") from the unique layout of its streets, with a standard grid enclosed by the circular Grand Boulevard, 2.75 miles (4.43 km) in circumference.[9] The street layout was designed by Hiram Clay Kellogg, a civil engineer from Anaheim who was an influential figure in the early development of Orange County.

Corona was established as a town by the South Riverside Land and Water Company. The company was incorporated in 1886; founding members included ex-Governor of Iowa Samuel Merrill, R.B. Taylor, George L. Joy, A.S. Garretson, and Adolph Rimpau.[10] Originally a citrus growers' organization, it purchased the lands of Rancho La Sierra of Bernardo Yorba, and the Rancho Temescal grant and the colony of South Riverside was laid out. They also secured the water rights to Temescal Creek, its tributaries and Lee Lake. Dams and pipelines were built to carry the water to the colony. In 1889, the Temescal Water Company was incorporated, to supply water for the new colony. This company purchased all the water-bearing lands in the Temescal valley and began drilling artesian wells.[11]

Originally located in San Bernardino County, the city was named "South Riverside" and received its post office in that name on either May 27[12] or August 11, 1887[13] with Charles H. Cornell as the town's first postmaster.[12] In 1893, South Riverside became part of the new Riverside County. In 1896, the city was renamed "Corona" for its circular Grand Boulevard, where three international automobile races were held in 1913, 1914 and 1916.[14]

20th century

The city of Corona has been popular among celebrities drawn to its upscale areas and relative privacy compared to Los Angeles. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz spent time at their ranch, located in north Corona, and played golf often at the Cresta Verde Golf Course in the northeastern section of the city.[15] After their divorce, Mr. Arnaz continued to live in Corona.[16]

In recent years Corona has been known as the "Gateway to the Inland Empire". Prior to the 1980s, the city was largely an agricultural community, dominated by citrus orchards, ranches, and dairy farms. High real estate prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties made the area's land desirable to developers and industrialists, and by the late 1990s Corona was considered a major suburb of Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Housing development in the city has been accelerated by access to the area via the SR 91, with many families leaving Orange County to larger, more affordable housing available in the city. The construction of the nearby SR 71 has linked Corona to the Pomona and San Gabriel valleys. Due to traffic caused by Corona's considerable growth, toll lanes have been built along the 91 freeway, with future toll lane expansions under construction and in the planning stages along Interstate 15. While there were talks to construct a proposed 10-mile (16 km) automobile and rail tunnel under Santiago Peak to connect Interstate 15 in Corona with Interstate 5 and SR 55 in Orange County to reduce commuter traffic on the crowded 91 freeway, this concept has been shelved indefinitely.

21st century

In 2002, the city government considered an initiative to secede from Riverside County and form an autonomous Corona County because the city government and some residents were dissatisfied with how services were handled in nearby areas. The effort was also considered by areas in other cities in the western part of the county as far south as Murrieta. Whether nearby cities such as Norco would have been included in the new county are unknown. The proposed county would have been bordered by San Bernardino County to the northwest and by Orange County to the west, but it never came to fruition.[17]

Geography and climate

Corona is located in western Riverside County, east of Orange County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.9 square miles (101 km2), of which 38.8 square miles (100 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it, or 0.27%, is water.

Corona experiences a warm Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification: CSa) and has mild to cool winters and hot summers. Most of the rainfall (as in all of Southern California) occurs during winter and early spring.

Winter days are pleasant, with the average highs staying in the mid to upper 60s. But compared to other areas in Southern California, winter lows are colder, with common frost and chilly mornings. Snowfall within city limits is rare. Snow flurries will occasionally fall, usually once every other year, but it very rarely snows to the point where it accumulates. The nearby Santa Ana Mountains receive a dusting of snow a few times each winter.

Spring brings pleasant weather with daytime temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, and nighttime lows in the upper 40s. Spring showers are common during the beginning of the season but are a rarity by late May.

Summertime is hot, with highs averaging in the low to mid 90s. During the hottest months, daytime temperatures in Corona can exceed 100 °F (38 °C).[18][19] In early summer, Corona receives common overcast weather known as "May Gray" and "June Gloom". Summer thunderstorms are sporadic and usually happen between July and September from the North American Monsoons, bringing increased humidity and scattered thunderstorms.

Autumn features warm days and sharply cooler evenings, but can be windy due to the Santa Ana winds, blowing in two or three times a year from October to December.

Climate data for Corona, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 91
(33)
93
(34)
100
(38)
100
(38)
107
(42)
110
(43)
118
(48)
113
(45)
114
(46)
108
(42)
99
(37)
94
(34)
118
(48)
Average high °F (°C) 66
(19)
69
(21)
71
(22)
77
(25)
80
(27)
87
(31)
92
(33)
93
(34)
90
(32)
83
(28)
74
(23)
67
(19)
79
(26)
Average low °F (°C) 40
(4)
43
(6)
45
(7)
48
(9)
52
(11)
57
(14)
62
(17)
64
(18)
60
(16)
52
(11)
45
(7)
42
(6)
51
(11)
Record low °F (°C) 19
(−7)
25
(−4)
25
(−4)
28
(−2)
28
(−2)
39
(4)
41
(5)
41
(5)
41
(5)
29
(−2)
26
(−3)
22
(−6)
19
(−7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.01
(76)
3.06
(78)
2.32
(59)
1.02
(26)
.35
(8.9)
.04
(1.0)
.10
(2.5)
.12
(3.0)
.24
(6.1)
.54
(14)
1.07
(27)
2.08
(53)
13.95
(354)
Average precipitation days 6.9 7.0 5.5 3.7 1.2 0.3 1.0 1.2 1.7 2.2 4.1 6.2 41
Mean monthly sunshine hours 200 210 270 310 305 295 370 350 290 250 210 205 3,265
Source: The Weather Company[20]

Economy

Businesses with global, national or major regional headquarters in Corona include:

Top employers

According to the city's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[24] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Corona-Norco Unified School District 5,478
2 Corona Regional Medical Center 1,200
3 Kaiser Permanente 995
4 All American Asphalt 840
5 Monster Energy 814
6 City of Corona 794
7 TWR Framing Enterprises 750
8 Fender USA Corona 650
9 Veg Fresh Farms 650
10 Thermal Structures 500

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19001,434
19103,540146.9%
19204,12916.6%
19307,01870.0%
19408,76424.9%
195010,22316.6%
196013,33630.5%
197027,519106.4%
198037,79137.3%
199076,095101.4%
2000124,96664.2%
2010152,37421.9%
2020157,1363.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[25]

2010

Ancestry in Corona
Origin percent
Mexican American
33.7%
German American
11.1%
Irish American
7.0%
English American
6.7%
African American
5.9%
Multiracial American
5.1%
Italian American
4.0%
French American
2.7%
Filipino American
2.3%
Vietnamese American
2.1%
Puerto Rican American
2.1%
Korean American
1.7%
Polish American
1.6%
Indian American
1.4%
Other
18.1%

The 2010 United States Census[26] reported that Corona had a population of 152,374. The population density was 3,914.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,511.2/km2). The racial makeup of Corona was 90,925 (59.7%) White (40.1% Non-Hispanic White),[27] 8,934 (5.9%) African American, 1,153 (0.8%) Native American, 16,205 (10.6%) Asian, 552 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 28,003 (18.4%) from other races, and 7,759 (5.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 66,447 persons (41.9%); 33.7% of Corona's population are Mexican-American, 2.1% Puerto Rican, 1.2% Cuban, 1.2% Salvadoran, 1.1% Guatemalan, 0.5% Colombian, 0.5% Peruvian, 0.5% Argentine, 0.3% Honduran, 0.2% Nicaraguan, and 0.2% Ecuadorian. Among Asian-Americans, 2.3% of Corona's population were Filipino, 2.1% Vietnamese, 1.7% Korean, 1.4% Indian-Americans, 1.1% Chinese, 0.7% Japanese, 0.4% Pakistani, 0.2% Thai, and 0.1% Bangladeshi. The second largest group of Corona's population is made up of White Americans; the largest groups were 11.1% German-American, 6.7% Irish, 6.2% English, 4.0% Italian, 2.7% French, 1.6% Polish, 1.3% Dutch, 1.2% Norwegian, 1.1% Scottish, 1.1% Swedish. Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) people made up 2.5% of the population.[28]

The Census reported that 151,863 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 229 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 282 (0.2%) were institutionalized.

There were 44,950 households, out of which 22,735 (50.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 27,357 (60.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5,971 (13.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 3,004 (6.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2,690 (6.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 360 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 6,455 households (14.4%) were made up of individuals, and 2,224 (4.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.38. There were 36,332 families (80.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.72.

The population was spread out, with 45,674 people (30.0%) under the age of 18, 15,504 people (10.2%) aged 18 to 24, 44,215 people (29.0%) aged 25 to 44, 35,801 people (23.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 11,180 people (7.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

There were 47,174 housing units at an average density of 1,211.8 per square mile (467.9/km2), of which 30,210 (67.2%) were owner-occupied, and 14,740 (32.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.3%. 103,170 people (67.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 48,693 people (32.0%) lived in rental housing units.

During 2009–2013, Corona had a median household income of $77,123, with 10.8% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[27]

2000

As of the census[29] of 2000, there were 124,996 people, 37,839 households, and 30,384 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,555.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,372.8/km2). There were 39,271 housing units at an average density of 1,117.3 per square mile (431.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.0% White, 6.4% Black or African American, 0.9% Native American, 7.5% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 17.5% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. 25.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 37,839 households, out of which 49.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.3 and the average family size was 3.6.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 33.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $98,615, and the median income for a family was $83,505 (these figures had risen to $88,620 and $95,450 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[30]). Males had a median income of $44,752 versus $31,884 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,001. About 6.0% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Federal:

State:

Local:

Infrastructure

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Transportation

The city's downtown area is circled by Grand Boulevard, which is unique for being perfectly circular. The street is approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) in diameter.

Riverside Freeway (SR 91) interchange with Chino Valley Freeway (SR 71) in western Corona
Riverside Freeway (SR 91) interchange with Chino Valley Freeway (SR 71) in western Corona

The city is served by the Corona (SR 71), Interstate 15 (I-15), and Riverside (SR 91) freeways.

There is a proposal to erect a new four-lane freeway along or near Cajalco Road to connect Interstates 15 and 215, although the plan remains controversial. In addition, there is a possibility of constructing a 7.5 mi (12.1 km) tunnel under the Santiago Peak Mountains to the Eastern Transportation Corridor of the FastTrak toll-road company system in Orange, due to increased commuter traffic on State Route 91, which needs to be reduced by another freeway between Orange and Riverside counties.

Corona Municipal Airport (FAA designator: AJO) serves the city and has a 3,200-foot (980 m) runway. On January 20, 2008, two small passenger aircraft collided over Corona, killing all four men aboard the planes and another man on the ground. In the past ten years,[when?] there have been five fatal plane crashes around Corona.

Public transportation

The city is linked with the 91 Line and Inland Empire–Orange County Line of the Metrolink commuter rail system, providing service to Los Angeles, Perris, San Bernardino, and Oceanside from the North Main Corona Metrolink Station in the Downtown area and the West Corona Metrolink Station in Corona's west side.

The City of Corona operates its own transportation system called the Corona Cruiser.[33] It consists of two circular routes around the city.

Corona's public transportation also includes the following bus lines: RTA route 1 from West Corona to UC Riverside, RTA route 3 from Corona Regional Medical Center to Swan Lake in nearby Eastvale, RTA route 214 from Downtown Corona to The Village shopping center in Orange, RTA route 206 from Downtown Corona to Temecula, OCTA bus route from Anaheim to South Corona Walmart (Ontario Avenue), and the Corona Cruiser blue and red lines.

Healthcare

Corona is served by the following three hospitals:

Education

The city of Corona is a part of the Corona-Norco Unified School District[35] and the Alvord Unified School District. Corona-Norco serves the majority of the city while Alvord serves a small section of eastern Corona.

There are five high schools in Corona: Corona, Centennial, Lee V. Pollard, Orange Grove, Santiago.

There are five middle schools in Corona: Auburndale, Citrus Hills, Corona Fundamental, El Cerrito, Raney.

There are also 28 elementary schools in the city: John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Cesar Chavez, Corona Ranch, Coronita, Dwight Eisenhower, Foothill, Ben Franklin, Garretson, Home Gardens, Jefferson, Lincoln Alternative, William McKinley, Orange, Parkridge, Prado View, Promenade, Riverview, Ronald Reagan, Sierra Vista, Stallings, Temescal Valley, Dr. Bernice Todd, Vandermolen, Vicentia, Victress Bower, George Washington and Woodrow Wilson.

Private schools include St. Edward Catholic School[36] and Crossroads Christian School.

Nonprofit associations

The World Mosquito Control Association (WMCA) is located in Corona.[37]

Utilities

Southern California Edison provides most of the city's electricity and a small part of the city is serviced by Corona Department of Water and Power. Waste Management Inc. provides waste disposal for the city. Southern California Gas Company provides natural gas services.

Cemetery

The Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery[38] is a for-profit cemetery established in 1892.[39] Notable burials include USC Trojans athletic director Jess Hill.

Corrections

California Institution for Women of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has a "Corona, CA" mailing address,[40] but is in the City of Chino.[41]

Neighborhoods

CENTER CITY

Downtown District

Centered around Grand Boulevard Historic District (GBHD), Downtown District is the oldest area of the city by far, and encompasses portions of the neighborhoods of Civic Center and Circle City along with the entirety of GBHD.

North Main Street District

The area north of Grand Boulevard Circle centered around N Main St, named North Main Street District, underwent drastic rebranding, redevelopment, and repair beginning in 2017, particularly on the west side of N Main St. Metro at Main - a large mixed-use development featuring apartments atop retail with additional retail along the property - is a commuter community due to its close proximity to Metrolink's Corona - North Main Station, and both SR 91 and I-15 freeways. The east side of N Main St - particularly E Harrison St and E Blaine ST between N Main St and N Joy St - will be converted to a mixed-use community featuring apartments and retail, further making use of the close proximity to Corona - North Main Station.

Historic South Main Street Palms District

Beginning at the intersection of S Main St and Olive St - one block south of the Grand Boulevard Circle - Historic South Main Street Palms District is a long stretch of varying species of palms that were planted and integrated into the landscaping plan for South Corona in the early 20th century. It includes all of the houses and businesses along S Main St between Olive St and Chase Dr.

CENTER CITY | Generally, the areas around N Main St, Grand Boulevard Circle, and S Main St.
Neighborhood Type Area

(Sq Mi)

Rank by Size Adoption Date Minor Neighborhoods | District Overlays General/Specific Plan
Downtown District Mixed-Use Downtown 0.979 sq mi N/A

District Overlay

Overlays the following neighborhoods:

Circle City (partially); Civic Center (partially); Grand Boulevard Historic District (entirely)

Downtown Revitalization Specific Plan
Grand Boulevard Historic District Mixed-Use Downtown 0.652 sq mi #24 / 51 Merrill Park, Ramona, Sheridan Park, Victoria Park
South Main Street Palm Trees Historic District Mixed-Use Residential 0.091 sq mi N/A

District Overlay

Overlays slight portions of the following neighborhoods:

Buena Vista, Kellogg, Husted Park, Mountain Gate East, Taylor

North Main Street District Mixed-Use Commercial 0.397 sq mi N/A District Overlay January 5, 2000 Overlays portions of the following neighborhoods:

North Main East, North Main West

North Main Street Specific Plan

EASTSIDE

NORTHEAST | Generally, the area east of N Main St and north of SR 91
Neighborhood Type Area

(Sq Mi)

Rank by Size Adoption Date Minor Neighborhoods | District Overlays General/Specific Plan
Cimarron Mixed-Use Residential 0.17 sq mi #50 / 51 July 1996 Cimarron Estates, The Cimarron The Cimarron Specific Plan
Corona Hills Mixed-Use Residential 2.91 sq mi #1 / 51 January 20, 1982 Cresta Verde, Cresta Verde Heights, East McKinley, Griffin Heights, NoCoCo (Northeast Commercial Corridor), Promenade Heights, Tehachapi, West McKinley Northeast Corona Specific Plan
Corona Ranch Residential 1.12 sq mi #10 / 51 November 20, 1985 Parkview, Ranch Vista, Village Park, West Ridge Corona Ranch Specific Plan
North Main East Mixed-Use Commercial-Industrial 0.461 sq mi #32 / 51 January 5, 2000

September 7, 2011

Birtcher Business Center, North Main Street District (Overlay) North Main Street District Specific Plan

Birtcher Business Center Specific Plan

Parkridge Residential 0.198 sq mi #48 / 51
EAST CENTRAL | Generally, the area east of S Main St and north of E Ontario Ave
Neighborhood Type Area

(Sq Mi)

Rank by Size Adoption Date Minor Neighborhoods | District Overlays General/Specific Plan
Bel Air Residential 0.182 sq mi #49 / 51 Bel Air Estates, Monte Olivo
Circle City Mixed-Use Residential 0.392 sq mi #35 / 51 Circle City Bottoms, City Park Historic District (Overlay), Corona Quarry, Downtown District (Overlay)
Corona Magnolia Mixed-Use

Commercial-Industrial

0.939 sq mi #14 / 51 September 2002 Corona Magnolia Specific Plan
Eagle Valley Undeveloped 2.22 sq mi #3 / 51
Kellogg Village Residential 0.488 sq mi #28 / 51 Garretson Village, South Main St Palm Trees Historic District (Overlay), Kellogg Park
Pepper Corner Mixed-Use Residential 1.02 sq mi #12 / 51 Avian Corner, Centennial Heights, Corona Pointe, Magnolia Medical Center, Rimpau Ave Palm Trees Historic District (Overlay)
Sunnyslope Mixed-Use Residential 0.654 sq mi #23 / 51 Corona Wood Streets, NoMa (North of Magnolia Ave), Park-Ford, Sunnyslope Cemetary & Potters Field Historic District (Overlay)
Temescal Canyon Mining 1.49 sq mi #7 / 51
SOUTHEAST | Generally, the area east of S Main St and south of E Ontario Ave
Neighborhood Type Area

(Sq Mi)

Rank by Size Adoption Date Minor Neighborhoods | District Overlays General/Specific Plan
Arantine Hills Mixed-Use Residential 0.852 sq mi #18 / 51 August 2012 Bedford Arantine Hills Specific Plan
Cajalco Gateway Mixed-Use Commercial-Industrial 0.61 sq mi #25 / 51 May 1, 2002 El Cerrito Specific Plan (SPA01-012)
Chase Ranch Mixed-Use Residential 0.814 sq mi #20 / 51 September 20, 1989 Ashwood, Chase Ranch North, Chase Ranch South Chase Ranch Specific Plan
Cherokee Mixed-Use Residential 0.303 sq mi #40 / 51 July 11, 1990 Cherokee Hill, Corona Cerrito North, Corona Cerrito South Cherokee Specific Plan
Corona Vista Mixed-Use Residential 1.03 sq mi #11 / 51 September 19, 1990 Montverde, Ramsgate, Rimpau Ave Palm Trees Historic District (Overlay) Corona Vista Specific Plan
Dos Lagos Mixed-Use Residential .0919 sq mi #16 / 51 June 21, 2000 Citrus Springs, Owens Cove, Temescal Heights Dos Lagos Specific Plan
Eagle Glen Mixed-Use Residential 1.89 sq mi #4 / 51 October 2, 1991 Edgewood, Village Crest Eagle Glen Specific Plan
Empire Residential 0.384 sq mi #37 / 51 August 28, 1990 California Heights Empire Homes Specific Plan
Mountain Gate East Mixed-Use Residential 0.846 sq mi #19 / 51 June 7, 1989 South Main St Palm Trees Historic District (Overlay) Mountain Gate Specific Plan
Santana Heights Mixed-Use Residential 0.771 sq mi #21 / 51 Kammeyer Ranch Historic District (Overlay), South Main St Palm Trees Historic District (Overlay)
South Cleveland Residential 0.991 sq mi #13 / 51 September, 2002 Bella Vista Estates, Crown Ranch Estates, Renaissance Estates, Seven Oaks Crown Ranch Estates Specific Plan

WESTSIDE

NORTHWEST | Generally, the area west of N Main St and north of SR 91
Neighborhood Type Area

(Sq Mi)

Rank by Size Adoption Date Minor Neighborhoods | District Overlays General/Specific Plan
Auburndale Mixed-Use Residential 1.28 sq mi #9 / 51 Central Auburndale, Fairview, River Road, Stagecoach
Corona Airport & Flood Zone Flood Control Zone 1.56 sq mi #6 / 51
Corona Westgate Mixed-Use Commercial 0.259 sq mi #43 / 51 May 20, 1987 Corona Westgate Specific Plan
North Main West Mixed-Use Residential-Commercial 0.355 sq mi #38 / 51 January 5, 2000 Corona Corporation Yard Complex, North Main Street District (Overlay), North Main West Industrial Park
Northwest Industrial District Mixed-Use Commercial-Industrial 1.84 sq mi #5 / 51 Butterfield Park, Commerce, Enterprise
Railroad Mixed-Use Residential 0.298 sq mi #41 / 51 Contreras Park, NoRa (North of Railroad St)
WEST CENTRAL | Generally, the area west of S Main St and north of W Ontario Ave
Neighborhood Type Area

(Sq Mi)

Rank by Size Adoption Date Minor Neighborhoods | District Overlays General/Specific Plan
Brentwood North Residential 0.477 sq mi #29 / 51 Brentwood Park, Saint Matthew's North
Brookwood Residential 0.219 sq mi #45 / 51 February 5, 1986 Brookwood Specific Plan
Civic Center Mixed-Use Residential 0.206 sq mi #46 / 51 Downtown District (Overlay), Fifth Street Village, Seventh Street Bottoms
Corona West Mixed-Use Residential 0.593 sq mi #26 / 51 Avenida, Pleasant View, Sherman Village, Smith Triangle, Yorba Heights
Green River Mixed-Use Residential 0.71 sq mi #22 / 51 Green River East, Green River Village, Green River West
Green River Ranch Undeveloped 0.278 sq mi #42 / 51 February 21, 2001 Green River Ranch Specific Plan
Lincoln Park Residential 0.892 sq mi #17 / 51 ELi (East of Lincoln Ave), WeLi (West of Lincoln Ave)
Husted Park Residential 0.141 sq mi #51 / 51 Jefferson, Merrill Park West, South Main St Palm Trees Historic District (Overlay)
Sierra Bella Residential 0.574 sq mi #27 / 51 August 17, 2005 Sierra Bella Specific Plan
Sierra Del Oro Mixed-Use Residential 2.45 sq mi #2 / 51 September 18, 1985 Dominguez Ranch, Prado View, Serfas Club Park, Sierra Palisades Sierra Del Oro Specific Plan
Taylor Residential 0.386 sq mi #36 / 51 South Main St Palm Trees Historic District (Overlay)
Village Grove Mixed-Use Residential 0.256 sq mi #44 / 51
SOUTHWEST | Generally, the area west of S Main St and south of W Ontario Ave
Neighborhood Type Area

(Sq Mi)

Rank by Size Adoption Date Minor Neighborhoods | District Overlays General/Specific Plan
Brentwood South Residential 0.408 sq mi #34 / 51 Border Park, Saint Matthew's South
Buena Vista Mixed-Use Residential 0.469 sq mi #31 / 51 South Main St Palm Trees Historic District (Overlay)
Crown Ridge Residential 0.209 sq mi #46 / 51 Crown Villas
Heritage Hills Residential 0.425 sq mi #33 / 51 Heritage Hill, Mangular Hill (Duckville)
Highgrove Residential 0.313 sq mi #39 / 51 September 2, 1992 Todd Ranch Todd Ranch Specific Plan
Mountain Gate West Mixed-Use Residential 1.42 sq mi #8 / 51 June 7, 1989 Mountain Gate Specific Plan
Oak Creek Residential 0.475 sq mi #30 / 51 Oak Avenue Estates, Marvin Tract
Skyline Mixed-Use Residential 0.933 sq mi #15 / 51 Orchard Glen, Skyline Heights, Skyline Village

Arts and culture

Performing arts

The Arts Alive Council is a non-profit organization created with the purpose to "foster, promote, and increase the public knowledge and appreciation of the arts and cultural activities in the greater Corona Area." Members include the Corona Symphony Orchestra, Circle City Chorale, Christian Arts and Theater, and Corona Dance Academy.[42]

Off Broadway Corona Theater (OBCTheater) is a non-profit organization. They produce two to three theatrical productions each year that are presented at the Corona Civic Center Auditorium.[43]

Notable people

Athletes

Entertainers

Other

Sister cities

The following are Corona's sister cities as designated by Sister Cities International.[55]

See also

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